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Marti Marais is best known for her expressive contemporary sea-scapes which portray her own emotions evoked by her deep-seated love for the ocean.


Her audience is entertained with various ocean moods as the paintings instil silence, contemplation and peacefulness as well as the sea’s energy and vitality. Ferocious, stormy seas render her ultimate inspiration.

Through years of experimentation, after her graduation at the University of Cape Town’s renowned Michaelis’ School of Fine Art, she has discovered a lyrical pas de deux between her artist’s soul-seeking expression of stirring emotion and experience in mixed media by pouring, moving, observing and obeying the chemistry, gently guiding where gravity and perfect timing are paramount.


In her sunny studio in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean, she continually encounters that creative risk-taking oftentimes produces the most beautiful surprises.

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